Saturday, January 20, 2007

Trans Fats and Fertility

In September I had declared I was laying off the donuts because I needed to lose some weight. Actually I needed to lose around 25 pounds back then as I started to embark on a fitness and nutritional adventure.

But fate had decided otherwise and derailed me twice. Since then, I've put on some more weight so now I have to lose 34 pounds.

Being overweight is never good when you are trying to get pregnant, so I've decided to go back to my nutritional lifestyle and started exercising again. Once more I'm laying off the donuts, but this time not only because of weight issues - there are fertility issues to consider as well.

A recent study has found that a donut a day can increase your infertility by 70%! I wonder if Krispy Kreme, Tim Hortons and Dunkin Donuts are aware of this. Then again, all it takes is for two percent of your fat intake to come from trans fats.

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